Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, issued a statement a few hours after recordings from a night out with his friends in 2015 made headlines in Israel and around the world. “During a nighttime conversation, under the influence of alcohol, I said ridiculous things about women and other silly things that were better left unsaid,” he said.
Yair Netanyahu Photo Credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Flash 90
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair responded late Monday to the bombshell recordings that were aired by Israel News Company earlier this evening.
Yair said that the report is a mere gossip article featuring tapes that were recorded illegally. “During a nighttime conversation, under the influence of alcohol, I said ridiculous things about women and other silly things that were better left unsaid,” he said in a statement to Israel News Company. “I apologize if anyone was hurt by my words.”
In the recordings from 2015, Yair is heard bragging to two of his friends about the amount of money he just spent while with them at a handful of exotic dancing and strip clubs in Tel Aviv. Yair is also heard arguing with one of his friends, Ori Maimon, the son of gas tycoon Kobi Maimon, about 400 NIS (about $116). Yair then tells Maimon: “Bro, you need to spot me. My dad arranged a great deal for your dad—he fought in the Knesset for it.”